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Society of Midland Authors 2014 Award Winners and Finalists

The Society of Midland Authors has announced the winners and finalists for their 2014 awards for books published in 2013. Titles are linked to Booklist reviews when available.

Founded in 1915, the Society has honored Midwest authors with annual awards since 1957. This year’s banquet is Tuesday, May 13, at the Cliff Dwellers Club in Chicago. Paul Durica, founder of Pocket Guide to Hell, an assortment of free walking tours aimed at divulging Chicago’s dark history, will be the master of ceremonies. Tickets are $75. To reserve, visit www.midlandauthors.com.

ADULT FICTION

Winner

Little Known Facts, by Christine Sneed

Finalists

Happiness, Like Water, by Chinelo Okparanta

The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson, by Bryan Furuness

 

ADULT NONFICTION

Winner

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945, by Rick Atkinson

Finalists

The Longevity Seekers: Science, Business, and the Fountain of Youth, by Ted Anton

Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street’s Great Railroad War, by Larry Haeg

 

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

Winner

The Man He Became, by James Tobin

Finalists

Young Titan, by Michael Sheldon

 

CHILDREN’S FICTION

Winner

One Came Home, Amy Timberlake

Finalists

Navigating Early, by Clare Vanderpool

The Blessing Cup, by Patricia Polacco

 

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION

Winner

The Nazi Hunters, by Neal Bascomb

 

POETRY

Winner

Bury My Clothes, by Roger Bonair-Agard

Finalists

Silverchest, by Carl Phillips

Song and Error, by Averill Curdy

 

JAMES FRIEND MEMORIAL AWARD FOR LITERARY CRITICISM

Chris Jones, theater critic for the Chicago Tribune

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